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Published on Saturday, May 15, 2021

Combined Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

Date of Publication: 5/15/21

 

City of San Antonio
1400 South Flores
San Antonio, Texas 78204
210.207.6600

 

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of San Antonio.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or after June 2, 2021, the City of San Antonio will submit a request to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to undertake the following project:


Project Title: Vista at Everest


Location: The project is located at 538 Everest Street, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX 78209


Project Description: Howard D. Cohen Trust is proposing to utilize CDBG funds for the acquisition of a 2.01 acre tract of land to construct a new 64-unit multi-family development located at 538 Everest Street in City Council District 1. Vista at Everest will offer 1- and 2-bedroom units to families and individuals earning between 20% and 80% of AMI.  Square footage will range from 654 SF for a one bedroom/one bath to 875 SF for a two bedroom/two bath unit.


Mitigation Measures/Conditions/Permits (if any): The proposed project complies with all governmental statutes, Executive Orders, and regulations listed under 24 CFR 50.4 and 58.6; as well as the Environmental Assessment Factors outlined in 24 CFR 58.40; no mitigation measures are required. Prior to construction all applicable City of San Antonio development permits including authorization under Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities (TXR150000) will be obtained. 


Estimated Project Cost: Total project costs are anticipated to be $17.45 million dollars.  The total estimated CDBG cost is $500,000.  

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of San Antonio has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at City of San Antonio Neighborhood and Housing Services Department (NHSD), Division of Grants Monitoring & Administration, 1400 South Flores, San Antonio, TX 78204 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. or online. A summary of the findings may be mailed upon request by contacting NHSD at 210.207.6600 or by e-mail, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. This document will be available for review at the City of San Antonio Neighborhood and Housing Services Department, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the City of San Antonio, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department, Division of Grants Monitoring & Administration, 1400 S. Flores Street, San Antonio, Texas 78204 or by e-mail.  All comments received by June 1, 2021 will be considered by the City of San Antonio prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of San Antonio certifies to HUD that Patricia Santa Cruz, in her capacity as Certifying Officer, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of San Antonio to use HUD program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of San Antonio’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of San Antonio; (b) the City of San Antonio has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the HUD San Antonio Field Office at CPD_COVID-19OEE-SAN@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact the HUD San Antonio Field Office via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

Patricia Santa Cruz, Certifying Officer

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